Animal charity targeted by burglars

POLICE are appealing for information after burglars caused thousands of pounds worth of damage at an animal shelter.

Offenders broke into Wood Green Animal Shelter, in Chishill Road, Heydon, between 9.50pm and 10.50pm on Thursday (December 20).

Nothing was taken during the break-in but the offenders caused a significant amount of damage.

A police spokesman said: “To target a charity is a particularly low act. Money which was due to be spent on the care of animals will now have to be used to pay for repairs.

“I would urge anyone with any information to call police.”

Wood Green chief executive Dennis Baker said: “Although no money was stolen, considerable damage was done and the cost of repairs will be significant.

“This was not mindless thuggery, but a deliberate, despicable act to steal money from a charity.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555111.